Chocolate of the Day
Dominican 100% (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 1/3 bar
Cost: $12.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate, Dominican Republic and Haiti Theme Weeks.
Today's Dominican 100% (bar) was made by Tabal Chocolate (Wauwatosa, WI). Tabal was founded by Dan Bieser in 2012, with a focus on crafting organically grown cacao into responsibly sourced, vegan chocolate without soy or gluten.
The aroma for this 100% bar had deep, dark chocolate forest notes with a fleeting hint of green (green fruit, green banana).
The melt was rich and relatively smooth, almost creamy. (Tabal chocolate is stone-ground for three days in small batches.)
It was refreshing to enjoy the essence of chocolate flavor (just one ingredient*), without any sugar today.
The finish had a relatively mild bitterness and astringency and slight waxy bean flavor note.
*Ingredients: Organic cacao